Your tenants do not have a license to destroy your properties! Every rental agreement should state that a tenant is financially responsible for any and all damage above what is considered, "normal wear and tear." During your walk thru with the tenant, MAKE SURE TO EXPLAIN WITH VISUAL EXAMPLES IF POSSIBLE of what is considered normal wear and tear and what is not. Create a move in check list for the tenant to sign stating they know the difference between what is and isn't wear and tear. Create an agreement with the tenant to regularly inspect the unit for damage and their housekeeping standards. Why am I posting this you ask? Well, today I worked at a rental after a tenant recently moved out. The above pictures illustrate what I found under JUST THE STOVE. (Seriously, an entire child's RACETRACK was under that stove...huh?) The home is seriously infested with mice and the home owner now has to spend hundreds to clean up after these irresponsible hoggish tenants! Save your money and sanity!: SCREEN instead of SCREAMING at your next tenants!
I love trying to juggle the demands of trying to run a profitable cleaning business. I am also simultaneously blessed to be the mother of three beautiful children, and one on the way! My oldest son, Elijah, is almost twenty one years old and is the artist in the family. Ayden is my second boy and is the studious academic brain in the Williams clan. Rounding off the Williams trio is Mahalia, easily one of the most beautiful girls I ever met and her inner beauty matches her beautiful smile. Taffee is our neurotic Pomeranian and barks annoyingly at everything she THINK she hears. In my spare time (I have none) I enjoy writing, watching Dateline and 48 hours or listening to/dancing/or singing along to 90's hip hop! Wu-Tang is my favorite!